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Motorcycles 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT

22:16  01 june  2020
22:16  01 june  2020 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

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The Royal Enfield Continental GT draws inspiration from the café racers and culture from the 1950s and ’60s—that much should be obvious from its profile consisting of clip-on bars, double cradle frame, twin shocks, and air-/liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. What may not be so obvious is this motorcycle’s chassis is well balanced and stable while the engine produces plentiful low-end torque. Whether riding your favorite canyon roads or taking the tightest street corners, beginner or novice riders will have fun tucking in aboard this vintage-styled machine.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT © Provided by Motorcyclist 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Motorcyclist © Royal Enfield Motorcyclist

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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Last year we reported that the Continental GT’s 270-degree crank “provides gobs of quick-revving torque that makes the engine surprisingly fun to use, whether it’s zipping you out of tight traffic spots or blasting down your favorite twisty road.”

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT Right Side © Provided by Motorcyclist 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT Right Side

Shoppers interested in Royal Enfield’s Continental GT will also look to the INT650 or up the displacement totem pole to the likes of the Kawasaki W800, BMW R nineT, or Triumph Thruxton 1200 R.

Royal Enfield Continental GT Updates For 2020

The Continental GT does not see any updates for 2020.

The Continental GT starts at $5,999 for colorways Black Magic and Ventura Blue, makes its way up to $6,249 for Dr. Mayhem and Ice Queen, or up to $6,749 for the shiny shimmery chrome known as Mister Clean (not the bald, baby-face cleaner mascot, in case you were wondering).

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT

  2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT Reviews, Comparisons, And CompetitionLast year we reported that the Continental GT’s 270-degree crank “provides gobs of quick-revving torque that makes the engine surprisingly fun to use, whether it’s zipping you out of tight traffic spots or blasting down your favorite twisty road.” © Provided by Cycle World 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT Right Side Shoppers interested in Royal Enfield’s Continental GT will also look to the INT650 or up the displacement totem pole to the likes of the Kawasaki W800, BMW R nineT, or Triumph Thruxton 1200 R.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT Left Front © Provided by Motorcyclist 2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 GT Left Front

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT Claimed Specifications

Price $5,999
Engine Air-/liquid-cooled SOHC parallel twin
Displacement 648cc
Bore x Stroke N/A
Horsepower 47 hp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque 38.4 lb.-ft. @ 5,250 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 31.2 in.
Rake 24.0°
Trail 4.1 in.
Front Suspension 41mm fork, nonadjustable; 4.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 3.5-in. travel
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 130/70-18
Wheelbase 55.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.
Claimed Dry Weight (no fuel) 437 lb.

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